Saturday, July 14, 2007

Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Here is a favorite dish of my family. This meal not only tastes very good it is quick to make. It normally takes no more than 30 minutes to make it. The fast cooking time is great if someone is working late or has just been a rough day and you do not feel like slaving over a hot stove all night. This can be ready to eat in the same amount of time as a box of Hamburger Helper. Plus it tastes so much better!

3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine (can substitute with red wine vinegar)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound beef round steak, cut into thin strips
8 ounces snow peas
1 Red Bell Pepper sliced

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium high heat. Stir-fry ginger and garlic for 30 seconds. Add the steak and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until evenly browned.

Add the snow peas and stir-fry for an additional 3 minutes. You can add any other vegetables you like. I normally add baby corn and broccoli. Just remember to double the sauce if you double the amount of vegetables.
Add the soy sauce mixture, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower heat and simmer until the sauce is thick and smooth. Serve immediately over white rice.

yield:4 servings

No comments: